Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Today was the first time I've ever been to the Guggenheim. I went with my coworker Jeffrey to see Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want To Believe. He is a Chinese artist that does explosive art. Literally. He uses gunpowder to create a lot of his drawings. It was really cool because the entire museum was dedicated to his work. He really took over the space. You can look here to see a video about him. The whole show was pretty great. I really liked how he used non-traditional media to create his installations. Like gunpowder. And wolves. Something else really smart that he did was make black fireworks that you could see in the day time. Wow. The best part was at the end the artist himself was walking around. There was a room where he made a boat with a long meandering shaped swimming pool. No one else was allowed to ride in it. But it was really cool to stand and watch him look so peaceful and happy moving along the "river" with his (or some) kid on his lap. He looked really happy with the way everything turned out. It was pretty intimate, not many people were there. All in all, it was a great day at the Guggenheim. Here are some images of the awesome stuff he makes:


becca said...

oh no! i've been meaning to go to this for months. when i read this post i remembered that yesterday was the last day. how sad.

Fancypants said...

Very cool exhibit. I'm not really into art but that would have been interesting to see. Gun powder and wolves-odd. I bet you could have sold one of Martha's eggs on ebay.

Topher Lee said...

errrrrrad! Those black fireworks are so cool.